I wanted to spend some time sharing some advice with you today based on my family’s experience of moving house. We all know that kids aren’t the most patient of people, and so I hope these tips will help you to manage a hassle-free move. No matter where you might live in the world, I’m certain the same rules will apply. So, consider this information before packing your home away and calling the removals experts. You never know, it could even assist you in making the process enjoyable. Now, wouldn’t that be nice?
Make sure the finer details are covered
Before you can move house, you need to make sure all contracts are signed, and the finer details are refined. If you haven’t purchased a new home yet, services like those offered by Lending Tree and similar websites could help you to get a better deal. Also, you’ll want to make sure you have all the appropriate insurance in place. There is a high chance some of your possessions might suffer damage on the big day. The last thing you need is to discover you forgot to call the insurance people ahead of time.
Pack well in advance
Nobody wants to spend the morning of their moving day packing. That will make the entire process more stressful, and you’re sure to lose things. With that in mind, it’s wise to start collecting boxes and packing at least a few weeks before you plan to relocate. That way, you can pack everything slowly and ensure the job doesn’t become a burden. Make sure you label all the boxes, so you know where they belong in your new home. You could even hand your kids the marker pen to make them feel involved.
Use a professional removals company
Unless you own a large truck, it always makes sense to contact a professional removals specialist. In most instances, they will come to your home and transport all your possessions for only a small fee. That means you don’t have to worry about any heavy lifting, and everything should be ready when you arrive at the new property. Also, those companies have insurance, and so any breakages are covered. They will use a lorry or something similar and move everything in one journey is it’s possible. So, spend some time researching local firms online and get in touch as soon as you can.
Keep the kids occupied
You have a couple of options when it comes to keeping your children happy on moving day. Firstly, you could arrange for a babysitter and send them somewhere else. Maybe you could purchase some resort tickets and give them a treat for the day? By the time they get home, you might have already unpacked and settled into your new dwelling. Secondly, you could give them jobs and ask them to help with the move. If you make sure all their boxes are placed in their new bedrooms, there’s no reason they can’t unpack everything themselves. That makes your life easier, and it keeps them out of the way for a while.
Pay for house cleaning before you arrive
While the previous owners will have done their best to leave a clean and pleasant home, it’s still sensible to call the cleaners. Specialists like Super Bright will have the job complete in a matter of hours, and that’s good new for you. You don’t want to move into a property that’s covered in dust and dirt, and so there is no time to waste. Regardless of where you live, you should find lots of companies willing to undertake the work. If you can get that sorted before moving day, you’ll have less work to complete when it finally arrives. Also, you can relax, safe in the knowledge your children are sleeping in a safe and sterile environment that first night. You probably won’t have enough time to clean until after you’ve unpacked, and by that point, you will want to get into bed.
So, there you have it, folks. Those were my five tips for a hassle-free family relocation. Just make sure you’ve also looked at local schools, etc., because you’ll need to get your kids back into education as soon as possible. Thankfully, some websites list reviews and rankings of all schools these days, and so finding the best one is easy. Give them a call and arrange a meeting to discuss your options. Once you’ve done that, living in your new home will begin to feel normal, and you can start looking forward to the future. Just remember where you got this advice and share it with any friends who find themselves in the same boat.